Hull vs Liverpool
Competition: Premier League
Date: 04 February 2017
Hull have had a pretty good run quite recently, they faced Manchester United twice and managed to beat them and draw against them, which would have done a lot for their confidence. Now, they face a Liverpool side that pulled off a draw against the table toppers Chelsea, but are still a little vulnerable.
Liverpool have succumbed to a real lull in their season as they prepare to face Hull, the draw against Chelsea was probably the better result for the Reds, but still it was not a win and it means they have not won in their last four games, not counting the two Cup competitions they were knocked out of. Klopp has asked for patience from the fans as his side are still in the top four, and they have the ability to turn things around. A game against Hull will be the perfect chance to turn it on as well.
It’s a pity that Hull beat United outside of the Premier League as they could have done with the points. They still sit in the relegation zone after their draw to the Red Devils, but they will also be feeling more confident as they prepare to face a top four opposition like Liverpool. Hull have done some recruiting as the January window shut, and they are really in a battle to stay up now, so even though they face Liverpool they need to be at least aiming to frustrate the Reds to force a draw, especially with the Scousers being so down on their own luck.
Hull vs Liverpool: head-to-Head Stats
There have been only nine encounters between these two teams, but unsurprisingly it is Liverpool who have the advantage, Although, in saying that, Hull have still been party to three draws and two wins compared to Liverpool’s four wins. When they met earlier on the season, Liverpool took them a part 5-1.
Hull vs Liverpool: Prediction
Hull are riding a small wave of confidence while Liverpool are done on their luck, but regardless, you cannot see Hull upsetting the applecart too much here. A real Hull optimist could maybe hope for a draw, but in all reality, Liverpool should repeat what they did back in September and have a big win.
Hull vs Liverpool: Tips
Liverpool need to bounce back, and get over this lull, and there is no better place than at Hull. Look for over three goals to be scored by the Reds.